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On This Day in History:  January 6

January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 359 days remain until the end of the year (360 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Nebraska woman wins Pick 5 lottery jackpot twice in six months. One Nebraska woman is incredibly lucky after winning her second Pick 5 jackpot in less than 6 months, this time worth $138,000 — even bigger than the last.
2021
Maine couple's $1 million lottery win is their biggest turn of fate to-date. This past year has understandably been a tough one for many people, and for a couple hailing from Turner, Maine, 2020 was particularly unkind to them. But in a twist of fate, they ended the year on a high note when they won a big lottery prize worth $1 million.
2020
Canada's Lotto Max jackpot sets game record. In the first days of the new year, records are already being broken in Lotto Max, one of Canada's nationwide lottery games.
2018
Connecticut lawmaker may request hearings over costly drawing error. A key Connecticut legislator is saying he may seek to call another round of investigative hearings into the operations of the quasi-public lottery corporation after a botched New Year's Day raffle drawing excluded 100,000 tickets from any possibility of winning.
2018
Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $450 million sold in Florida. After 23 straight drawings with no grand prize winner, one winning ticket was sold for the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot in Friday night's drawing.
2017
Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets. Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets.
2016
$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot explodes in ticket-buying frenzy. For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing when sales for the mega jackpot have vastly outstripped projections.
2014
California Lottery is booming, thanks to higher payouts. By increasing the percentage of money paid out as prizes, the California Lottery has become much more profitable, returning more money to education than ever.
2012
Illinois lottery winners' checks bounced. Eighty-five Illinois Lottery winners last week probably thought they were lucky -- until they tried to cash in their winnings, that is.
2012
Arizona Lottery creates millionaire in 2012 raffle. The Arizona Lottery conducted its seventh raffle drawing Thursday, awarding more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize.
2012
Oregon Walmart workers split Idaho Lottery $1M Raffle prize. It's a great start to 2012 for five co-workers at an Oregon Walmart store, who combined their resources and won a million dollars in the Idaho Lottery's raffle drawing.
2012
$50M Ontario lottery winners face scrutiny. An Ontario, Canada, couple who won a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot last week said they expected to have trouble collecting their winnings.
2012
$50M Lotto winner a no-show for celebration. The Florida Lottery says it's up to individual winners whether or not they choose to step into the spotlight after picking up millions of dollars, and the state's 1,000th Lotto winner chose not to.
2011
Arizona Lottery creates millionaire in latest raffle. The Arizona Lottery conducted its sixth raffle drawing Monday, awarding more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize.
2011
Mega Millions lottery winner recounts epic win. The man who bought one of two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery frightened his wife when he woke her Tuesday night to share the life-changing news.
2011
Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers. An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers.
2011
Mega Millions Wash. lottery winner to be revealed. One of the two winners of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot will come forward today.
2010
The Christmas Eve lottery miracle. A central Kentucky autoworker is lucky he held on to the $128 million Powerball ticket he bought on Christmas Eve during some last-minute shopping -- after all, it was printed by mistake.
2010
Florida sheriff fears lottery winner murdered. A truck driver's assistant who won $16.9 million in the Florida lottery in 2006 is feared dead after not being seen by friends or relatives since April.
2010
Powerball helps Florida Lottery cover losses. Since the multi-state lottery game Powerball arrived in Florida a year ago, people have bought more than $430 million in tickets. But even that couldn't stop overall lottery revenue in 2009 from dropping 3 percent compared with the year before.
2008
Power outage has California lottery running on back-up generators. The California lottery disclosed Saturday night it was using emergency, backup electricity generators indefinitely to run online gambling and other games statewide due to a power outage.
2007
New lawsuit claims Indiana Lottery did not award all prizes. Two men filed a lawsuit Friday against the Hoosier Lottery, seeking class-action status as a result of the lottery's admitted misrepresentation of the number and amount of prizes available in a scratch-off game.
2006
Tenn. lottery official leaves after harassment investigation. Former state treasurer Steve Adams has stepped down as chief administrative officer of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.
2005
Powerball Jackpot Bumps to $37 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $37 million, with a cash option of $20.4 million.
2005
Bangladeshi housemaid wins record Jordan lottery jackpot. A Bangladeshi housemaid was reportedly the sole winner of Jordan's New Year lottery, netting record pre-tax prize money of 350,000 dollars.
2005
Home just got sweeter for lottery winners. In the town of Sweet Home, Orgeon, four residents have claimed a $1.8 million jackpot after picking the correct numbers in Oregon Lottery's Megabucks game on Saturday.
2005
Audit finds gaps in Oregon Lottery security. A state audit has concluded that the Oregon Lottery should tighten user access to computer data and improve security at employee workstations.
2005
Maine to use lottery proceeds instead of raising taxes. Maine Governor John Baldacci may draw from future lottery proceeds and delay pension costs as part of his approach to financing a new two-year state budget without raising taxes.
2005
R.I. Governor Replaces Entire Lottery Commission. Rhode Island Governor Carcieri yesterday asserted the recently passed separation-of-powers constitutional amendment gives him the right to immediately replace all legislators and legislative appointees on the Lottery Commission and Coastal Resources Management Council.
2005
UK National Lottery gives $22.5 million to tsunami appeal. The UK National Lottery today pledged £12 million towards reconstruction projects in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.
2004
Media Battle in the Mega Millions Jackpot Dispute. Lottery Post presents a selection of photos and descriptions in the struggle over the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2004
Lottery Loser's Shady Past. The Ohio woman who told police that she purchased -- and then lost -- the winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket -- has several arrests on her rap sheet, including convictions for assault and credit card fraud. In addition, Elecia Battle is using an alias and has falsely claimed to be married to the man with whom she now lives.
2004
Woman Sues to Block $162 Million Payout. A hospital worker came forward Tuesday and collected a $162 million lottery jackpot, and another woman who told authorities she bought the winning ticket but lost it has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt any payout to the winner.
2004
Ohio Woman Claims Lottery Prize, Denies Ticket Lost. An Ohio woman on Tuesday collected a $162 million Mega Millions lottery prize, saying the winning ticket was in her hands all along and had not been lost, as another woman had claimed.
2004
She's Won Millions but Has No Grand Plans. She's just won the $88 million California SuperLotto Plus jackpot, but Pamela Bazan says no one should expect to see Ferraris in her Rossmoor driveway or to catch her on a diamond shopping spree at Tiffany & Co. And there certainly will be no private jets whisking the retired bookkeeper and her husband off on a round-the-world adventure.
2004
Rapid reforms vowed for Colorado Lottery. A powerful state legislator suggested Monday that the Colorado Lottery should face more frequent audits to prevent repeats of abuses uncovered over the past two months.
2004
Tennessee Lottery To Launch 21 Days Early. Tennessee Lottery President & CEO Rebecca Paul on Monday announced the first lottery tickets will go on sale Jan. 20 - a full three weeks earlier than originally anticipated.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$559.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2018
2.$524.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
3.$520 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2021
4.$410 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2021
5.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2020
6.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2015
7.€127 Million
US$173 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2014
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2016
9.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2015
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2007
11.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2007
13.€88.18 Million
US$108.21 Million
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2021
14.€88 Million
US$106.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2006
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2009
16.€86.99 Million
US$99.63 Million
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2019
17.€81.62 Million
US$97.77 Million
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2018
18.€90 Million
US$95.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2017
20.€73 Million
US$93.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2012
21.€74.02 Million
US$90.55 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2021
22.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2020
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2019
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2005
25.£52.96 Million
US$77.52 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Jan 6, 1987
34 years old
1987
Tuesday, Jan 6, 1987
34 years old
1985
Sunday, Jan 6, 1985
36 years old
1977
Thursday, Jan 6, 1977
44 years old
1974
Sunday, Jan 6, 1974
47 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jan 6, 1970
51 years old
1966
Thursday, Jan 6, 1966
55 years old
1966
Thursday, Jan 6, 1966
55 years old
1964
Monday, Jan 6, 1964
57 years old
1963
Sunday, Jan 6, 1963
58 years old
1962
Saturday, Jan 6, 1962
59 years old
1958
Monday, Jan 6, 1958
63 years old
1955
Thursday, Jan 6, 1955
66 years old
1953
Tuesday, Jan 6, 1953
68 years old
1949
Thursday, Jan 6, 1949
72 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2021
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the United States Capitol to disrupt certification of the 2020 presidential election, resulting in five deaths and evacuation of the Congress.
2019
Forty people are killed in a gold mine collapse in Badakhshan province, in northern Afghanistan.
2017
Five people are killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida.
2012
Twenty-six people are killed and 63 wounded when a suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus.
2005
American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is indicted for the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.
2005
A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, United States, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
1995
A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
1994
American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured by an assailant hired by her rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
1993
Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
1993
Four people are killed when Lufthansa CityLine Flight 5634 crashes on approach to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy-en-France, France.
1992
President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
1989
Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh are sentenced to death for conspiracy in the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; the two men are executed the same day.
1974
In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
1967
Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
1960
National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.
1960
The Associations Law comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties.
1951
Korean War: Beginning of the Ganghwa massacre, in the course of which an estimated 200-1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered.
1950
The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
1947
Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to offer a round-the-world ticket.
1946
The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.
1941
United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
1930
Clessie Cummins arrives at the National Automobile Show in New York City, having driven a car powered by one of his diesel engines from Indianapolis.
1929
King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
1929
Mother Teresa arrives by sea in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.
1912
New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.
1912
German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
1907
Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
1900
Second Boer War: Having already besieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
1893
The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
1870
The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
1847
Samuel Colt obtains his first contract for the sale of revolver pistols to the United States government.
1839
The Night of the Big Wind, the most damaging storm in 300 years, sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
1838
Alfred Vail and colleagues demonstrate a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
1809
Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars.
1781
In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey in the Channel Islands.
1721
The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings, revealing details of fraud among company directors and corrupt politicians.
1661
English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England. The revolt is suppressed after a few days.
1641
Arauco War: The first Parliament of Quillín is celebrated, putting a temporary hold on hostilities between Mapuches and Spanish in Chile.
1579
The Union of Arras unites the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma (Ottavio Farnese), governor in the name of King Philip II of Spain.
1540
King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
1536
The first European school of higher learning in the Americas, Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, is founded by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza and Bishop Juan de Zumárraga in Mexico City.
1492
The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada at the conclusion of the Granada War.
1449
Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.
1355
Charles IV of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
1322
Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia, having defeated his half-brother Stefan Konstantin in battle. His son is crowned "young king" in the same ceremony.
1205
Philip of Swabia undergoes a second coronation as King of the Romans.
1066
Following the death of Edward the Confessor on the previous day, the Witan meets to confirm Harold Godwinson as the new King of England; Harold is crowned the same day, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.

Births On This Day

1991
Will Barton, American basketball player
1989
Andy Carroll, English footballer
1989
Derrick Morgan, American football player
1987
Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer
1986
Paul McShane, Irish footballer
1986
Petter Northug, Norwegian skier
1984
Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian
1983
Adam Burish, American ice hockey player
1982
Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
1982
Roy Asotasi, New Zealand rugby league player
1982
Eddie Redmayne, English actor and model
1981
Asante Samuel, American football player
1978
Casey Fossum, American baseball player
1978
Bubba Franks, American football player
1976
Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player
1975
James Farrior, American football player
1974
Daniel Cordone, Argentinian footballer
1974
Paul Grant, American basketball player and coach
1973
Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Vasso Karantasiou, Greek beach volleyball player
1971
Irwin Thomas, American-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Julie Chen, American television journalist, presenter, and producer
1970
Radoslav Látal, Czech footballer and manager
1970
Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player, sportscaster, and actress
1969
Norman Reedus, American actor and model
1968
John Singleton, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
1967
A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, and philanthropist
1966
Sharon Cuneta, Filipino singer and actress
1966
Attilio Lombardo, Italian footballer and manager
1965
Bjørn Lomborg, Danish author and academic
1964
Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler and manager
1963
Norm Charlton, American baseball player and coach
1963
Paul Kipkoech, Kenyan runner (d. 1995)
1961
Georges Jobé, Belgian motocross racer (d. 2012)
1961
Nigel Melville, English rugby player
1961
Peter Whittle, British politician, author, journalist, and broadcaster
1960
Paul Azinger, American golfer and sportscaster
1960
Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
1960
Nigella Lawson, English chef and author
1960
Howie Long, American football player and sports commentator
1959
Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
1958
Shlomo Glickstein, Israeli tennis player
1957
Michael Foale, British-American astrophysicist and astronaut
1957
Nancy Lopez, American golfer and sportscaster
1956
Elizabeth Strout, American novelist and short story writer
1956
Justin Welby, English archbishop
1956
Clive Woodward, English rugby player and coach
1955
Rowan Atkinson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1953
Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)
1951
Don Gullett, American baseball player and coach
1951
Kim Wilson, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player
1950
Louis Freeh, American lawyer and jurist, 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1949
Mike Boit, Kenyan runner and academic (estimated date)
1949
Carolyn D. Wright, American poet and academic (d. 2016)
1948
Guy Gardner, American colonel and astronaut
1948
Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
1947
Sandy Denny, English folk-rock singer-songwriter (d 1978)
1946
Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1945
Barry John, Welsh rugby player
1944
Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1944
Alan Stivell, French singer-songwriter and harp player
1944
Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Terry Venables, English footballer and manager
1940
Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)
1939
Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
1939
Murray Rose, English-Australian swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1938
Adriano Celentano, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and director
1938
Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist and academic
1938
Larisa Shepitko, Soviet film director, screenwriter, and actress (d. 1979)
1937
Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (d. 1998)
1937
Lou Holtz, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1937
Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1936
Darlene Hard, American tennis player
1936
Julio María Sanguinetti, Uruguayan journalist, lawyer, and politician, 29th President of Uruguay
1935
Ian Meckiff, Australian cricketer
1935
Nino Tempo, American musician, singer, and actor
1934
Harry M. Miller, New Zealand-Australian talent agent and publicist (d. 2018)
1934
Sylvia Syms, English actress
1933
Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2003)
1932
Stuart A. Rice, American chemist and academic
1931
E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 2015)
1931
Graeme Hole, Australian cricketer (d. 1990)
1931
Dickie Moore, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman (d. 2015)
1930
Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
1928
Capucine, French actress and model (d. 1990)
1927
Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014)
1926
Ralph Branca, American baseball player (d. 2016)
1926
Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (d. 2002)
1926
Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
1925
John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)
1924
Kim Dae-jung, South Korean soldier and politician, 8th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1924
Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (d. 2012)
1923
Vladimir Kazantsev, Russian runner (d. 2007)
1923
Norman Kirk, New Zealand engineer and politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)
1923
Jacobo Timerman, Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)
1921
Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Russian-French biochemist and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1998)
1920
John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (d. 2004)
1920
Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader; founder of the Unification Church (d. 2012)
1920
Early Wynn, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1917
Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (d. 2005)
1916
Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (d. 1978)
1915
Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)
1915
John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher (d. 2001)
1915
Alan Watts, English-American philosopher and author (d. 1973)
1914
Godfrey Edward Arnold, Austrian-American physician and academic (d. 1989)
1913
Edward Gierek, Polish lawyer and politician (d. 2001)
1913
Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
1912
Jacques Ellul, French philosopher and critic (d. 1994)
1912
Danny Thomas, American actor, comedian, producer, and humanitarian (d. 1991)
1910
Kid Chocolate, Cuban boxer (d. 1988)
1910
Wright Morris, American author and photographer (d. 1998)
1910
Yiannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and educator (d. 1989)
1903
Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (d. 1993)
1900
Maria of Yugoslavia, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
1899
Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (d. 1968)
1898
James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (d. 1965)
1891
Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer (d. 1937)
1883
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (d. 1931)
1882
Fan S. Noli, Albanian-American bishop and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)
1882
Sam Rayburn, American lawyer and politician, 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
1881
Ion Minulescu, Romanian author, poet, and critic (d. 1944)
1880
Tom Mix, American cowboy and actor (d. 1940)
1878
Adeline Genée, Danish-born British ballerina (d. 1970)
1878
Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
1874
Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)
1872
Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)
1870
Gustav Bauer, German journalist and politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
1861
Victor Horta, Belgian architect, designed Hôtel van Eetvelde (d. 1947)
1861
George Lloyd, English-Canadian bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
1859
Samuel Alexander, Australian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1938)
1857
Hugh Mahon, Irish-Australian publisher and politician, 10th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1931)
1857
William Russell, American lawyer and politician, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1856
Giuseppe Martucci, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1909)
1842
Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)
1838
Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (d. 1920)
1832
Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
1822
Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist and businessman (d. 1890)
1811
Charles Sumner, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)
1808
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American conchologist and paleontologist (d. 1864)
1807
Joseph Petzval, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
1803
Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1888)
1799
Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)
1795
Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (d. 1871)
1793
James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)
1785
Andreas Moustoxydis, Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)
1766
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, first dictator of Paraguay (d. 1840)
1745
Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French co-inventor of the hot air balloon (d. 1799)
1714
Percivall Pott, English surgeon (d. 1788)
1702
José de Nebra, Spanish composer (d. 1768)
1695
Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)
1673
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (d. 1744)
1655
Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (d. 1720)
1632
Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Scottish peeress (d. 1716)
1617
Christoffer Gabel, Danish politician (d. 1673)
1595
Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French educator and courtier (d. 1650)
1587
Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (d. 1645)
1561
Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (d. 1656)
1538
Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria (d. 1612)
1525
Caspar Peucer, German physician and scholar (d. 1602)
1500
John of Ávila, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1569)
1493
Olaus Petri, Swedish clergyman (d. 1552)
1488
Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)
1486
Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (d. 1556)
1412
Joan of Arc, French martyr and saint (d. 1431)
1384
Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (d. 1408)
1367
Richard II of England (d. 1400)
1256
Gertrude the Great, German mystic (d. 1302)

Deaths On This Day

2020
Richard Maponya, South African businessman (b. 1920)
2020
Gordon Renwick, Canadian ice hockey administrator and businessman (b. 1935)
2019
José Ramón Fernández, Cuban revolution leader (b. 1923)
2019
Lamin Sanneh, Gambian-born American professor (b. 1942)
2019
W. Morgan Sheppard, British actor (b. 1932)
2019
Paul Streeten, Austrian-born British economics professor (b. 1917)
2017
Octavio Lepage, Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1923)
2017
Om Puri, Indian actor (b. 1950)
2016
Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2016
Florence King, American journalist and author (b. 1936)
2016
Christy O'Connor Jnr, Irish golfer and architect (b. 1948)
2016
Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (b. 1925)
2015
Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (b. 1918)
2015
Basil John Mason, English meteorologist and academic (b. 1923)
2014
Marina Ginestà, French Resistance soldier and photographer (b. 1919)
2014
Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
2014
Julian Rotter, American psychologist and academic (b. 1916)
2013
Ruth Carter Stevenson, American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (b. 1923)
2013
Gerard Helders, Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1905)
2013
Cho Sung-min, South Korean baseball player (b. 1973)
2012
Bob Holness, South African-English radio and television host (b. 1928)
2012
Spike Pola, Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1914)
2011
Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1967)
2009
Ron Asheton, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (probable; b. 1948)
2008
Shmuel Berenbaum, Rabbi of Mir Yeshiva (Brooklyn) (b. 1920)
2007
Roberta Wohlstetter, American political scientist, historian, and academic (b. 1912)
2006
Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
2005
Eileen Desmond, Irish civil servant and politician, 12th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1932)
2005
Lois Hole, Canadian academic and politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (b. 1929)
2005
Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1933)
2004
Pierre Charles, Dominican educator and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
1999
Michel Petrucciani, French-American pianist (b. 1962)
1995
Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-South African lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
1993
Dizzy Gillespie, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (b. 1917)
1993
Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1938)
1990
Ian Charleson, Scottish-English actor (b. 1949)
1990
Pavel Cherenkov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1984
Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)
1981
A. J. Cronin, Scottish physician and author (b. 1896)
1978
Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
1974
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (b. 1896)
1972
Chen Yi, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1901)
1966
Jean Lurçat, French painter (b. 1892)
1949
Victor Fleming, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1883)
1945
Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist and chemist (b. 1863)
1944
Jacques Rosenbaum, Estonian-German architect (b. 1878)
1944
Ida Tarbell, American journalist, reformer, and educator (b. 1857)
1942
Emma Calvé, French soprano and actress (b. 1858)
1942
Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman, 3rd President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1876)
1941
Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (b. 1882)
1939
Gustavs Zemgals, Latvian journalist and politician, 2nd President of Latvia (b. 1871)
1937
André Bessette, Canadian saint (b. 1845)
1934
Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (b. 1878)
1933
Vladimir de Pachmann, Ukrainian-German pianist (b. 1848)
1928
Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and long jumper (b. 1876)
1922
Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician and chess player (b. 1842)
1921
Devil Anse Hatfield, American guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
1919
Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)
1918
Georg Cantor, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1845)
1917
Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (b. 1834)
1913
Frederick Hitch, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1856)
1902
Lars Hertervig, Norwegian painter (b. 1830)
1896
Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (b. 1835)
1885
Bharatendu Harishchandra, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1850)
1884
Gregor Mendel, Czech geneticist and botanist (b. 1822)
1882
Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1815)
1855
Giacomo Beltrami, Italian jurist, explorer, and author (b. 1779)
1852
Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille (b. 1809)
1840
Frances Burney, English author and playwright (b. 1752)
1831
Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)
1829
Josef Dobrovský, Czech philologist and historian (b. 1753)
1813
Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)
1734
John Dennis, English playwright and critic (b. 1657)
1731
Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (b. 1672)
1725
Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1653)
1718
Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1664)
1711
Philips van Almonde, Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
1693
Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (b. 1642)
1689
Seth Ward, English bishop, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1617)
1646
Elias Holl, German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)
1616
Philip Henslowe, English impresario (b. 1550)
1537
Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (b. 1510)
1537
Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, designed the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne (b. 1481)
1481
Ahmed Khan bin Küchük, Mongolian ruler
1478
Uzun Hasan, 9th Shahanshah of the Turkoman Aq Qoyunlu dynasty
1477
Jean VIII, Count of Vendôme
1448
Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (b. 1418)
1406
Roger Walden, English bishop
1358
Gertrude van der Oosten, Beguine mystic
1350
Giovanni I di Murta, second doge of the Republic of Genoa
1275
Raymond of Penyafort, Catalan archbishop and saint (b. 1175)
1233
Matilda of Chester, Countess of Huntingdon, Anglo-Norman noblewoman (b. 1171)
1148
Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1100)
1088
Berengar of Tours, French scholar and theologian (b. 999)
786
Abo of Tiflis, Iraqi martyr and saint (b. 756)